With their last pick in the draft, the Bears go big by drafting small. Dai’Jean Dixon comes from an FCS program, Nicholls State, but his giant frame offers some potential for a steal here. Nearly standing 6-foot-3, weighing 200 pounds, Dixon possesses the type of body that would bode well in the slot.
Dixon has no problem going over the middle and making the difficult catches, knowing he’ll get hit. In fact, many times, he will shed those tackles and extend the play down field. He projects almost like a later-career Anquan Boldin type — a guy who will catch the ball and work for his yardage.
Playing for such a small school has its downfalls, and being drafted late like this is one of them. But, Dixon has the type of traits to make him one gigantic steal. Another aspect of his game that Justin Fields would love is his ability to create space to make the catch. He uses his body well to find himself open more often than not.
This past season, Dixon caught 71 passes for 1,002 yards and eight scores. For his career, Dixon ranks second all-time in the Southland Conference for receptions, third in yards and fourth in touchdown catches.